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Version of Record online: 19 NOV 2013
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International Journal of Clinical Practice
Volume 67, Issue 12, pages 1220–1224, December 2013
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Stein, R. A. (2013), Streptococcus infantarius and carcinogenesis: a new chapter in colorectal pathology. International Journal of Clinical Practice, 67: 1220–1224. doi: 10.1111/ijcp.12295
- Issue online: 19 NOV 2013
- Version of Record online: 19 NOV 2013
- Manuscript Accepted: 17 AUG 2013
- Manuscript Received: 17 JUN 2013
As mirrored by several topics throughout history, the causal link between infectious diseases and cancer was initially viewed with disbelief and subsequently forgotten, only to be rediscovered decades later, when it started flourishing into a vibrant multidisciplinary field [1-3]. Just a few years ago, it was estimated that over 20% of all cancers are causally linked to infectious diseases, most frequently caused by bacteria, viruses, and parasites .